Marc Chagall, ‘Jonas’, 1958-1959, Stern Pissarro
Marc Chagall, ‘Jonas’, 1958-1959, Stern Pissarro

This was a preliminary work for Plate 85, for the 1960 Verve Bible publication.

This work is accompanied by a photo-certificate of authenticity from Jean-Louis Prat, on behalf of the Comité Chagall, dated 21 November 2013.

This price includes 5% import duty applicable if the work remains in the EU, it is also subject to Artist's Resale Right.

Signature: Signed with Estate stamp lower left.

Bundeskanzleramt Bonn (Federal Chancellery), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle and Zeichunggen, 15 November 1989 – 12 January 1990
Landesmuseum Mainz (State Museum), Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle and Zeichunggen, 4 February – 22 April 1990.

P. Von Zaberon, Marc Chagall, Die Bibel: Gouachen, Aquarelle, Pastelle and Zeichunggen, 1989,
no. 100, p. 127 (illustrated in colour).

Collection of David McNeil, the artist’s son
Private collection, Switzerland (purchased from the above in 1986).

About Marc Chagall

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus